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Tuesday (OK it's Wednesday but that's only because I fell asleep...)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Saw the doctor. He ordered an allergy blood panel. I have no idea how many foods are covered on that but I'll find out more later. It will save some time, at least, and some worry. Hopefully, anyway.

X ray results were mixed. Arthritis is actually BETTER, thanks to good ol' Osteo Bi Flex. It does work. The osteopath was talking about wanting to do a right knee replacement 20 years ago. The cartilage is only moderately damaged, now. In pretty good shape after all.

That was the good news.

The bad news is that I do have Osteopenia from the Prilosec. So I do need to not push it. This is why the stress fractures are so frequent and why they are not healing. A bone scan is ordered but not yet approved by my HMO, so I have to wait for that. Once he has those results then he said he will start me on some injections for calcium and some other things.

So, yes... Keep up the low impact rebounder. Don't push walking on concrete so much. I did shop just in one little store and yes the stress fractures are really painful. It's like back to square one.

As for goal #1 - I can work up to ten minutes a day, but I should pay attention to the pain and only go on the rebounder for a minute or two at a time, several times a day. I think I can do that.
Maybe do a bit of the resistance bands, too.

2 - I'm going to keep on a fairly limited diet until I get the results back. And take benedryl when I need it. And start tracking, too. And resume calcium. D3 and magnesium supplements. Maybe do some more research on that too...

3 - As for how I am doing... that is up and down. It's not a good diagnosis at my age, which upset me. I really hoped it would not be that bad.... But on the other hand he has some solutions to offer. It's going to take a LONG time getting into any kind of shape so that I can walk around the block, but there is hope I'll get there, and I can do a lot of it on my own.
So as for that I'm ticking off the blessings. I have a new doc that did not pooh pooh my allergies, like the others did. Or my pain. I appreciate that.
I'm not stuck in bed all the time. I can sit up a lot more than I could at this time last year, for sure!
I'm tired. My sleep is still a bit mucked up. I'll keep working on that.

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MARTHA-ANN 5/11/2012 5:35AM

    Great positives Sue emoticon

I have plantar fasciitis pain under my foot at the moment and walking is so painful...
On the other hand I've had the last of my hospital checkups for cancer, four years and now I don't need to go anymore...YAY!!!
My three times a week photo therapy sessions are finished, I've got new medication and I feel loads better...but my sleep is mucked up my immune system is still my liver isn't playing ball properly either...but that's my life, I just have to get on with it emoticon

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JILL313 5/9/2012 11:34PM

    Having a good and caring Dr. is a Treasure that's for sure--and it seems your Dr. falls into that group. I also have Osteopenia and take Osteo Bi Flex for my Osteo-arthritis which seems to be getting worse. I also take a generic Fosamax but heard it's not very good to take for more than a few years and I'll be there soon. It will be so helpful to know what foods you should be deleting from your diet. I'm really glad to hear your knee isn't as bad as you thought. i still need to have both knees replaced but i want to lose weight first and I'm dragging my feet because I'm a "chicken".



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BLUE42DOWN 5/9/2012 6:22PM

    HOORAY for finding a doctor who works with you!

That allergy panel should definitely help you expand your list of safe foods which I'm sure will be a relief.

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WILSON425 5/9/2012 12:01PM

    Sue, I too have arthritis. My Dr can't believe how much for my age. Like the song says, I am way too young to feel this d@mn old!

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LINOVER 5/9/2012 10:44AM

    Glad y0u got some good news! Hope your new doctor finds out what you are allergic to!

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/9/2012 8:38AM

    Sue, love the good news. And it sounds like you're doing some positive things to for the bad news! Keep the great attitude up and continue listening to your doctor!


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ONEKIDSMOM 5/9/2012 7:27AM

    You've given me things to think about and talk with my own Dr. about when I next go in. I have some bone loss, but since parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 years ago, and giving up soda over two years back, that's hopefully slowed.

He has mentioned osteopenia in the past, though. So I need to probably review my sporting life with him!

Glad your new doc is *listening* to you. After all, you're the one who lives in that body! Onward with the improving of the emoticon , and may your Wednesday be a good one!

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